Hello friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday
If you are in the market for new business cards I am going to suggest you try *MOO.com. I’ve always ordered from *Vistaprint and may do so in the future but my next order will definitely be with MOO.com. I was browsing the website based upon recommendations from other Bloggers and found the link to receive 10 Free Business Cards. Not only are the cards FREE but the shipping is also FREE – now that’s how FREE should be! There were several color and font options to choose as well as the ability to left, right or center justify the print.
Immediately after submitting the order I received an email with the status and then another when they were being shipped. Thinking that since the cards were free and were being shipped free they would arrive in an unmarked plastic bag or plain brown envelop.
The cards arrived in a padded USPS First Class envelop, nestled in a cardboard box which was slid into a cardboard holder similar to a box of matches (remember those?) These free CLASSIC cards are described as 3.30″ x 2.16″, printed on 16pt/350gsm, matte laminate, silky, faintly reflective, to me they are simply nice, high quality business cards that will definitely stand out from others.
Now I need to play around with getting just the right design for my next paid order which starts at $19.99 for 50 cards.
Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!
*I am not a paid endorser for either Moo.com or Vistaprint – this is my personal opinion of the products
The 2012 holiday shopping weekend began with “Gray Thursday” next it was “Black Friday” on to “Small Business Saturday” and finally there was what I called, “Soulful Shopping Sunday”. The Home Based Business Chamber of Commerce (DelMarVa Chapter) held its 2nd Annual Holiday Extravaganza at the Executive Banquet Center in Newark, DE. Outside the Banquet Center the morning air was chilly with a slight hint of mid-day snow but inside the sun streamed through glass doors creating a silhouetted pathway into a large conference room. Inside that room were brightly covered tables of 43 vendors who were busily adding the final touches to their “stores”. Delaware and it’s neighboring sister states have an abundance of Home Based Business entrepreneurs and this was a perfect venue for showcasing and networking.
The event began with an Opening Ceremony consisting of award presentations and recognition of members including the first and only member of the Junior Home Based Business Chamber of Commerce. Justine D’Artist, a 12 year old young lady who creates Duct Tape accessories, roses, wallets and bags. Each vendor was then handed the microphone to give a brief introduction of themselves and their businesses. By noon people began to trickle in and were presented with a Gift Bag and a “Visit The Vendor” form which if returned and signed by all the vendors would become a raffle ticket, eligible for a cash prize. Several of the vendors provided door prizes which were awarded throughout the day. The $5 admission fee included free Hors D’oeuvres, coloring and face painting for the kids, a live performance by Best Kept Soul, which is a local band who had people out on the dance floor. There was also performances by Praise Dancers and the Holy Soldiers and His Embrace.
As I walked around stopping to talk to several vendors, I noted that regardless of their product or service they all had one thing in common – true passion and sheer determination. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are America’s life blood which keeps the economy strong and resilient and for that they should be commended.
Jaimie and Ira, Prez and VP of the HBB Chamber of Commerce are doing an excellent job in exposing and expanding the DelMarVa Chapter. They have made it the fastest growing chapter and recently received the “Chamber of the Year” Award. Currently there are 7 National Chapters and DelMarVa includes Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and DC. As a non-profit their funding is received from sponsorship’s, events such as this and membership dues. If you are a Home Based Business owner and are interested in becoming a member, please contact Jaimie Shanklin at 302-784-5311.
This was by far the best stress-free shopping event of the weekend – shopping, eating, drinking and dancing – you can’t beat that with a stick!
Vendors from which I received a business card
Armstrong Construction – www.armstronggeneralcontractors.com
Oil’s Etc – firstname.lastname@example.org
Boresha – www.Partners4YourFuture.com
Divacoutoure – www.divacoutoure.com
Organo Gold – www.jvp.organogold.com
The Gold Party Girl – www.thegoldpartygirl.com
Toris Accessories – email@example.com
Arbonne – www.johannascheets.myarbonne.com
Party Lite – www.partylite.biz/cricket
Thirty-One – www.mythirtyone.com/brock17
Essante Organics – www.toxinsandyourhome.com
Jacfred Creation – www.jacfredcreation.com
GoldCanyon – www.NaysUncommonScents.com
Drizzled Desserts – www.drizzleddesserts.net
Designs by Vicki – www.facebook.com/makinitdesignsbyvicki
Numis Network – www.WealthyCoinCollector.com
Scentsy Fragrance – www.christinabiederman.scentsy.us
Scentsy Wickless Candles – http://Lorrainelevering.scentsy.us/
Tastefully Simple – Bettina_ts@ymail.com
Slumber Parties – www.slumberpartiesbym.heathermiller.com
Slumber Parties – www.slumberpartiesbyamybrophy.com
Simply Charming – www.simplycharming.me
Premier Designs – Barbjo311@gmail.com
Chic Treats – www.etsy.com/simplychictreats.com
Justine D’ Artist – www.justinedartist.com
Body By “Vi” – www.ready2exhale.com
Girly Girl Dive Boutique – www.facebook.Girlygirldivaoutique.com
Paparazzi – www.facebook.com/jewelsfor5
Mary Kay – www.marykay.com/efreeman100
A.S.P.I.R.E – www.aspireinc.myvi.net
Artful Images – www.artoflinford.com
Leonard Young – www.delawareblack.com
I Got Chic – www.igotchic.com
Custom Greek Gear – www.paper-mama.com
ADT – www.thejavahousecafe.com
Advocare – www.facebook.com/getresultsin24
Leon Brown – www.sendoutourcards.com
Usborne Books – www.t3497.myuban.com
Miche’ – www.gottagetthatbag.miche.com
Dell Scott – www.dellscott.com
Rhythms of Royalty – www.youravon.com/ebutler8054
Yesterday I received the 3rd and from what I’ve read, the final FREE Beauty Bag from Target. This one is definitely my favorite, a 6″x 5″, vinyl SOHO Beauty Bag in leopard print, perfect for the season and can easily be wiped clean. It wasn’t until later this morning that I realized it matched my OOTD perfectly so I had a co-worker take this picture.
Inside the beauty bag were the following sample size items:
Included was also a booklet of coupons with an expiration date 12/31/12
$1 OFF each of the following
- Clear Scalp and Hair Therapy
- Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup
- Head & Shoulders/Herbal Essence/Pantene or Aussie Hair Care Products
- Nivea or Nivea for Men Item
- Neutrogena Facial Skin Care Item
- Jergens Skin Care Item
- L’Oreal Hair Care Item
- Aveeno Skin or Hair Care Item
- Covergirl Outlast Lipstain
- Maybelline NY Face Cosmetic Item
- $2. OFF Olay Facial Skin Item
- $3 OFF Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer
Have a fantabulous Day – Smooches!